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by AgarikaJ
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Discord within the Sangha
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Discord within the Sangha

by and large, was in conformity with the Vinaya The loss of a monastic member would need to be taken quite seriously. One changing monasteries however, there I agree with the previous posters, would be a rather appropriate way to get distance between two individuals. Maybe it would help analyzing y...
by AgarikaJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

More source material likely here, but I have no knowledge if this collection is digitalized, nor if it is accessible for prospective students: Berkwitz, Stephen C - Buddhist Manuscript Cultures , p. 136 Wat Sri Mongkon in Nan has a collection almost completely dominated by medical texts, protective ...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Star Water Blessing...

An interesting history of the 'earth goddess' Dharani can be found here, p. 506: - Jaini, Padmanabh - “Mahàdibbamanta: A Paritta Manuscript from Cambodia.” A reference in our text to a devi called Dharani (the Earth goddess) is also significant. As a Buddhist goddess, she enjoys great popularity in ...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

Thanks a lot for such a beautiful information. Do you know any monastery over Cambodia where I can approach for learning more in depth ? Still no actual contact in Cambodia, but as you are more interested with this country than Thailand, maybe this might be also an interesting source (especially fr...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

After English ressources on Kammaṭṭhāna Borān are sparse and wholly inadequate, the next step would have to be to go for original sources in Thai and neighboring languages. Searching for กัมมัฏฐานโบราณ would do the trick. Most hits are (paper) books, so one would need to be in country. A few online ...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition

orthodox Mon monks (Burmese Rāmañña tradition) -> Somdet Phra Vanarat Buddhasiri (Dhammayut) -> Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo (Dhammayut) -> Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta -> What is Burmese Rāmañña tradition? Unluckily I have limited knowledge of Burmese factions; so I can only give you the complete (and therefore ha...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition

Do you mean finding a sutta or commentarial reference to the use of "Buddho"? That would have been much preferred. However, I would already be happy to read an explanation or description from secondary sources, either from the already mentioned 'Caturarakka Kammathana', or maybe even from older Bur...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Doctrinal source of 'Buddho' meditation of the Thai Forest tradition

Unluckily very little is known about the roots of the Thai Forest tradition, and one can read an endless repetition of the same facts without getting to any great depth. One of these is, that Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo, then abbot at Wat Liap, taught Ajahn Mun to repeat the phrase "Buddho" as the initial s...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

Unluckily I do not. Maybe another highly interesting article to read would be: - Sanchez, P Castro - Theory and Practice of Mantra in the Esoteric Theravāda Mahānikāya Tradition I tries to link Ari and Khmer esoteric rituals to pre-modern and younger Thai practice. Two to me highly interesting passa...
by AgarikaJ
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 51
Views: 1428

Re: lice

I've never had lice and I've never heard anyone ever in my life mention having them (I mean real people, not internet entities)......I feel like I have so far missed out on one of the fundamental experiences of humanity. chownah @chownah, from your user name I would have guessed you to live in Nort...
by AgarikaJ
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

The Borān Kammaṭṭhāna meditation technique belongs to the more heterodox "Theravāda" traditions in Southeast Asia. Unluckily, Pol Pot has pretty much erased its basis in Cambodia. Quick overview by former Bikkhu Santidhammo; the Buddhist blog is not updated any more, but maybe he can still provide y...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever wear shoe?
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Does the Buddha ever wear shoe?

It is important to remember there were not glass pieces on the road in Buddha's time. Similar hazards existed, though! I would think that at the time of the Buddha, walking barefoot was common and as monks are not working and lived in constant warm weather, there was no inherent reason to protect t...
by AgarikaJ
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Going on a tangent here, other signs that esoteric Buddhism and Mahayana influences came both from the direction of Cambodia and from Sri Lanka (Abhayaghiri school) still can be found throughout Thailand both from archaeological finds as from immediate practices in present times (Naga worship, astr...
by AgarikaJ
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Star Water Blessing...

["From her [i.e., Mother Thoranee's] hair [water] flowed like the stream of water of the Ganges. Then, the army of Māra, unable to hold, fled. By the power of the perfections ( parāmitā ) Māra's army was defeated, having been destroyed and scattered in all directions, with nothing left."] Nang Thor...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Leaders, power, and responsibility
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Leaders, power, and responsibility

I think one always must remember that absolute power will create ample opportunity to corrupt one's own moral compass; especially where one is able to influence people massively and inspire or destroy their outlook on life. The earliest Buddhist schools set from the beginning on a system of lineages...